Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Joy of PC

It is interesting how much a little thing like your laptop being in for repairs can mess up a guy's routine. I carry mine back and forth to work, and use it there as well as at home to run/ship eBay stuff. Normally I spend my lunch break reading a few blogs that I follow, and doing a little writing for this blog. I usually manage to answer the occasional email during this time also.
But not for the last week and a half!

The laptop is in for major repairs, and not due back until the 8th. The silver lining is that I had purchased an extended warranty on it (something I would not normally do). I guess having the warranty put off the day when I switch over to a Mac. Microsoft has become something of a dirty word around our house, with the untold hours lost due to programs that don't work correctly. And then there are the viruses.

I have to admit to a little nagging suspicion in the back of my mind wondering whether it is the people at Mac who spend their evenings producing viruses that attack PCs. Nah....couldn't be....

Anyway, that is why I haven't posted for a while. Hopefully that will change soon.


Jack Hester said...

Lee -

I know what you're talking about, when it comes to Microsoft. The only reason I get by is that I build my own computers and maintain my software. That has taken a lot of my time in the past, to come up to speed to where I can do this. So, I'm still with them. Don't think I haven't toyed with the idea of buying a Mac, and chucking the whole Microsoft thing. It's just that I've had to learn and know Microsoft applications for past work. I've had to do DOS-based programming in the past, but now am only a hobbyist programmer, as that's the only need I have for it. It does come in handy, for writing shop-related programs.

Anyway, good luck on your Mac endevors.


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